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School Trips to United Arab Emirates

A school trip to the United Arab Emirates is the perfect introduction to the Middle East for your students. Immersing themselves in the culture of this part of the world will greatly develop their intercultural understanding.

Abu Dhabi

School trips to Abu Dhabi

A school trip to Abu Dhabi offers your students the opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the United Arab Emirates!

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is also the country’s second-most populous city, after Dubai. Once a small, ethnically homogenous settlement based around the pearl industry, Abu Dhabi grew exponentially when oil was found in the Persian Gulf in the 1950s.

For any groups studying geography, Abu Dhabi is a really interesting example of rapid urbanisation and modern city planning. It is also known for its many green parks and gardens, which is remarkable when you consider that this area was once desert.

Abu Dhabi is also a great choice of destination for religious studies groups and groups from Islamic faith schools. Thanks to its unique socioeconomic development, Abu Dhabi, and the UAE in general, is much more tolerant of other religions than many of its more conservative neighbours. In fact, Abu Dhabi is currently building an Abrahmic Family House which will include a church, a synagogue and a mosque, celebrating the shared beliefs and origins of these three major world religions.

And no school trip to Abu Dhabi would be complete without a visit to the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. A stunning example of modern Islamic architecture, it references all the major Islamic empires while at the same time being a very contemporary building.

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The UAE may be a destination that you have not yet considered for your school trip, but this is a country with a lot to offer. It’s an important cultural, economic and political centre for the region and is a country of desert, oases, mountains and coastlines.

Most of our groups choose to base themselves in glittering Dubai. One of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, Dubai offers a true rags-to-riches story and illustrates the power and wealth that comes from the discovery of oil.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.